With BMW’s brand-new flagship SUV, the X7, nearing production, the company is now said to be establishing a BMW X8 coupe that would sit above the X2, X4 and X6 in the company’s variety.
2019 BMW X8 Styling
The BMW X8 will be developed for people who desire a practical SUV however aren’t going to compromise on style. That implies the X8 will get a more diving roofline than the X7 and an even bolder front grille– although it’s tough to envision how the latter could be possible. X8 models are most likely to come as basic with lowered M Sport suspension– to offer the car a more hunkered down appearance– and enormous alloy wheels.
2019 BMW X8 Practicality
Although the swept back roofline– and resulting smaller rear windows– will make the X8’s back seat feel a bit more claustrophobic than the X7’s, you can still expect the rear seat to gladly accommodate 2 six-foot adults. Boot area will likewise be a high top priority and the X8 will be much more practical than a standard coupe, thanks to a tall boot and back seats that fold down to give way for large items such as flat-pack furnishings.
2019 BMW X8 Infotainment
That said, the X8’s lavish cabin must eliminate any fears that it is an agricultural workhorse. It’ll be shared with the X7 so you can expect it to get a large infotainment screen and a digital display screen in the instrument binnacle where you would generally find analogue dials. Their multi-purpose capability will enable BMW to reduce traditional buttons leaving the way clear for leather and pricey looking trim pieces throughout the cabin.
2019 BMW X8 Drive
The X8 is set to be more fun to drive than the X7. It’s most likely that X8 models will come fitted with stiffer M Sport suspension as basic– to cut out body lean in corners at the expenditure of some convenience on bumpy roads– and quicker steering to make the car feel more agile. An eight-speed automatic gearbox will also be a basic feature.
2019 BMW X8 Engines
For performance that remains in keeping with the X8’s looks you can anticipate it to be offered with a range of 6 and eight-cylinder engines. An apparent choice would be the 3.0-litre 313hp diesel engine fitted to the BMW 640d, with it in location the X8 should can 0-62mph in under 6 seconds and fuel economy of around 45mpg. Another likely candidate would be the 450hp 4.4-litre V8 gas fitted to 650i– it would be sweeter sounding and quicker than the six-cylinder choices, but at the expense of truly frightening fuel economy.
2019 BMW X8 Price and Release Date
If you expensive having a gleaming new BMW X8 on your driveway then the problem is that it’ll not come cheap, prices are set to start from ₤ 80,000 rising to well over ₤ 100,000 for a top of the variety model. It’ll likely to go on sale in the latter half of 2019.